Ridgefield resident Mike McIntire, a two-time Pulitzer Prize winner and reporter for The New York Times, will talk about changes and trends in the newspaper business over his 30-year career on Sunday, Nov. 18, at 3 p.m.
A member of the investigative unit at The Times, McIntire got his start in journalism right out of college in 1985, when he was hired by The Wilton Bulletin to cover town government.
“Back then, we had manual typewriters and the Internet didn’t exist yet, but that’s where I learned the nuts and bolts of good journalism,” said McIntire, who shared the 2017 Pulitzer for reporting on Russian interference in the U.S. presidential election.
Since joining The Times in 2003, McIntire has produced in-depth stories on a wide range of subjects, including presidential politics, terrorism and Wall Street bailouts. His investigation of corruption in college sports was a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize and was the basis for his book, “Champions Way: Football, Florida and the Lost Soul of College Sports.”
Earlier in his career, he was the investigative editor at The Hartford Courant, where he was part of a team that won a Pulitzer for breaking news reporting and was a Pulitzer finalist for investigative reporting on medical malpractice. He has also been a national writer at the Associated Press in New York, and a reporter and editor at several Connecticut newspapers.
To register, go to darienhistorical.org, or call 203.655.9233 for information. The cost is $5 for members, $20 for non-members and $30 for non-members and a guest.